tentativeness[ ten-tuh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF tentativeness
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TENTATIVENESS
The fact that he remained standing imparted a tentativeness to the situation.
Lute's eyes were quizzical as she asked with a tentativeness that was palpably assumed, "With—a—with Mr. Barton?"
1580s, from Medieval Latin tentativus "trying, testing," from Latin tentatus, past participle of tentare "to feel, try," (variant of temptare "to feel, try, test"). Related: Tentatively.